ICC Champions Trophy, 2nd Match, Group B: Pakistan v West Indies at The Oval, Jun 7, 2013
ICC Champions Trophy - 2nd match, Group B
West Indies won by 2 wickets (with 56 balls remaining)
Played at Kennington Oval, London (neutral venue)
7 June 2013 (50-over match)

Nasir Jamshed and Imran Farhat come out to face the new ball. No sweaters around, the sun out. I can see a lot of half sleeves. Kemar Roach and his gold chain run in

10.25am more contrasting views on Sammy. Says Annan Boodram: "West Indian fans have been saying from inception that Sammy's position was secure only because he was captain and that he unbalanced the team. The only team Sammy would earn a position in is the T20. He should also be relieved of the test captaincy."

Sarangan disagrees. He says, "Surely Sammy in place of Sarwan would be a better choice... Going with one and half bowlers short is risky"

James: "Sid, Bravo is quite a good death bowler (not in the Joel Garner class, but who is?), so, yes, I expect him to bowl 10. And anyone can get carted at the end of the innings!"

10.20am National anthems time. For Pakistan, I give you their cult national anthem, Dil Dil Pakistan. How about Junaid, Jamshed leading Pakistan to win?

For West Indies, the proper version of Rally.

The social types can head here for the Match Companion. It stays with you

Kevin: "Considering the recent WI teams, I believe they picked Sarwan, a specialist batsman, over Sammy. In England, a good choice. I would prefer Sammy over Bravo in this team."

"I think the point is that you want either Sammy or Pollard, but not both. I guess Samuels and Pollard will share 5th bowler duties, which looks fine to me. I think Pollard is a better finisher than Sammy with the bat (although Sammy has worked hard to improve in that area), and I think that's sensible chasing what is likely to be a big total." James, you are assuming Bravo bowls all 10 without being taken for plenty? I doubt that

10.10am Garvin: "While I cannot claim to a big fan of Darren Sammy, I honestly feel bad for him that he was left out of this team. He has definitely been improving as a cricketer over the past 18-24 months and deserves a spot. Cheers to an exciting game!"

"Tough on Sammy (who I think has done a great job for WI), but this side looks better balanced without him." James, I would agree with you if they had picked a specialist bowler in Sammy's place, and not Pollard

10am As we read from Rafay Iqbal, the captains are walking out for the toss. "Speaking of first matches," Rafay writes. "My first game in a stadium was Pakistan vs WestIndies at Lahore in the 1987 world cup and what a game that was. Abdul Qadir taking Pakistan home with 1 ball and 1 wicket left. Not to mention the sporting gesture shown by Walsh for not running Saleem Jaffer out for backing up too far."

Dwayne Bravo has won the toss and West Indies are bowling. "We want to bowl first and get the nerves out of the way," Bravo says. "The wicket is good so we want to give the bowlers the best use of the freshness."

"We would have bowled first," Misbah says. "But it is a dry pitch and it's just a matter of seeing the new ball off." Pakistan's seamers are all left-arm bowlers: Irfan, Junaid and Wahab Riaz. Saeed Ajmal and Shoab Malik and Mohammad Hafeez will be the spinners

Big news from West Indies. No Darren Sammy. Kieron Pollard has been preferred to Sammy. Sammy has not only lost his captaincy, but also his place in the ODI side. Kemar Roach, Ravi Rampaul and Sunil Narine are the only specialist bowlers. I am all for leaving out Sammy for a specialist bowler, but for Pollard? Unhh, not so sure

Mark: "@Sid You're right and you're wrong! 2nd Semi-Final, June 20th 1979. At the Oval. But it was West Indies who won - memory playing tricks. Majid and Zaheer put on 166 and seemed to be cruising to victory before a collapse. Funny how my recollection edited out that last part!"

9.50am Watching the teams warm up. Chris Gayle has a new hairdo. He seems to have either cut some of it or braided it thicker. Pakistan's training greens are brighter green than the ones they wear when playing. Ten minutes to the toss

"@Sidharth - not to mention Walsh and Ambrose" II hear you, Joy. I was just naming a few of them.

James: "Predictor? PREDICTOR?!? For Pakistan v West Indies? Fastest way to get egg on face! Two of the most unpredictable sides around (and that's one reason why we love them!)."

"@James I know what you mean. The first international match that I ever attended was West Indies v Pakistan in the World Cup at The Oval. Sat in the stands in the middle of Pakistani and West Indian fans with a great atmosphere and an absolutely amazing game on the pitch that Pakistan won after a titanic struggle. Great memories." Mark, I hate to pick nits, but I think that match was at Edgbaston

9.40am Questions regarding team selection. Will Pakistan play the seven-footer Mohammad Irfan? Will West Indies play Darren Sammy, no longer the ODI captain? Twenty minutes, and we will know

You don't need to wait for the toss to pick your team, though. Make changes to your Fantasy XI before the start of play. Macbook Pros and iPads on offer.

9.30am Two of cricket's most exciting - historically, and in this tournament - sides come against each other for the first time in more than two years. They last played against each other in a Test in Basseterre, in May 2011. Unfair. Hoping for an exciting match then, we welcome you all to Cricinfo's live coverage of Pakistan v West Indies at The Oval.

Today's Predictor should be a whole lot of fun too. Click away.. The toss is in 30 minutes

And we start the day with a feedback from James, which echoes my feelings. Mind you, I neither grew up in the sixties or seventies nor in England. "As someone who grew up in England in the 1960's and 1970's," James writes, "these two have always been my favourite non English sides. One of my first live cricket memories is seeing Sobers play for the Rest of the World against England at Lord's in 1970 (he had a pretty good all round game: 6/20 odd, followed by a big ton!). Then the elegant Zaheer Abbas, on to the fantastic teams of the 1970's and 1980's."

Me, I missed the Richards era by a bit, but Waqar, Wasim and Inzamam, and Hooper, Richardson and Lara were good enough

0.1

Roach to Imran Farhat, no run, wide of the crease, angling outside off, on a length, defended to cover

0.2

Roach to Imran Farhat, no run, fuller, driving length, no swing. Hit straight to mid-off

Will West Indies have an eye on net run rate too?

0.2

Roach to Imran Farhat, no run, dug in short, gets it to rise chest high, left alone outside off

0.3

Roach to Imran Farhat, no run, short of a length, pitches on off, angling away, left alone

Singh: "i think leaving Sammy out is a very good decision. we have Gayle, Smauels, Pollard & bravo altogether doing 20 overs. I bet Gayle takes a wicket in his first over."

0.4

Roach to Imran Farhat, no run, short of a length, pitches on off, angles away, defended towards mid-off

ryan: "seems very odd to leave out Sammy for Pollard, for years windies fans (and the rest of us too) have bemoaned that Sammy is keeping out a specialist fast bowler.. you can't go into england with only 2 genuine fast bowlers, unlike the slow low ones of Windies and sub-continent, medium pacers can really go the distance on these true English surfaces!"

0.5

Roach to Imran Farhat, 2 runs, this one is pitched outside leg, and Farhat clips it away past midwicket for two

0.6

Roach to Imran Farhat, OUT, Bravo the captain. Dives in front of first slip to send Farhat back. Nothing shot really. Pushes at a length ball, away from the body. It angles away, takes a healthy edge, and is headed for a comfortable take for Gayle at first slip when Bravo dives to his right and takes it one-handed

Imran Farhat c DJ Bravo b Roach 2 (2m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

End of over 1 (2 runs) Pakistan 2/1 (RR: 2.00)

    • Nasir Jamshed 0 (0b)
    • KAJ Roach 1-0-2-1

Mohammad Hafeez is the new man in, but he is not on strike. Nasir Jamshed is. Ravi Rampaul to bowl

1.1

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, no run, straightens up outside off, but not close enough to the stumps to make him play

"I would actually put my money (disclaimer - figuratively speaking) on Roach not getting his full 10 overs quota. He has a tendency of spraying the deliveries all over the place." Joy's comment came before the wicket

1.2

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, 1 wide, short, angling away, left alone, called a wide

1.2

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, no run, left alone outside off. Again it shapes back in, but is not close enough

1.3

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a length, outside off, punched to point

1.4

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, no run, fuller, outside off, left alone through to the keeper

1.5

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, no run, another leave outsaide off. Jamshed watchful here

1.6

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, 1 wide, short of a length, too wide, called again

1.6

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, no run, another wide delivery, but not wide enough to be called

End of over 2 (2 runs) Pakistan 4/1 (RR: 2.00)

    • Nasir Jamshed 0 (6b)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 0 (0b)
    • R Rampaul 1-0-2-0
    • KAJ Roach 1-0-2-1
2.1

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short, wide, cut away hard, on the half-volley to Pollard at point. Was that a drop? Not sure if it carried. I can tell you it was very low, but might just have reached him on the yorker length

2.2

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended off the back foot as Roach bangs this one in

2.3

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller, angling in, 140ks, defended back to him

Brandon: "As much as we are debating the omission of Sammy, I think the bigger concern is the batting 'form' of Ramdin. He takes the place of a genuine batsman whilst contributing few runs (especially compared to the Dhonis, ABs and even Akmals). This upsets the balance more so than Sammy in ODIs."

2.4

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a length, angling in from wide of the crease. Defended back to him

Jas: "This is the strongest batting line -up for the windies at the cost of not including a specialist seam bowler ? Me thinks that decision is going to vindicated seeing the nature of the pitches so far. We have seen fast men struggle, pace off the ball is the way to go"

2.5

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, this one seams back in from well outside off, hits him high on the pad after beating the inside edge

2.6

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a length, outside off, the defensive shot finishes the maiden

End of over 3 (maiden) Pakistan 4/1 (RR: 1.33)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 0 (6b)
    • Nasir Jamshed 0 (6b)
    • KAJ Roach 2-1-2-1
    • R Rampaul 1-0-2-0
3.1

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, short, wide, would have been called wide had Jamshed not stretched out to cut this to the left of point

3.2

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, no run, this is closer to the stumps, and Jamshed stays back to defend

James: "Thinking about it a bit more, maybe this Pollard/Sammy/Specialist bowler debate is missing the point. The best teams have keepers who are also specialist batsmen (Dhoni, AB, Buttler, Kamran Akmal - oh, OK). Ramdin isn't really good enough to have batting in the top 7 in an ODI."

3.3

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended with an open face

Ujjawal Agarwal: "@Brandon: Can't understand why Charles isnt keeping in Ramdin's place ! # He keeps for windward islands in 50 over format.."

3.4

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, no run, on a length, outside off, left alone

3.5

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, short of a length, tucked away off the hip

Mazher Arshad is at The Oval. He says: "Misbah-ul-Haq, at 39, is most aged player in this Champions Trophy. It is because Trent Johntson, for that matter Ireland, not playing. More interestingly, Misbah is playing his first ODI today in England."

3.6

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, beauty. The first time Rampaul has bowled to a right-hand batsman, and he has bowled a gem. Angling in towards off, but seaming away from just short of a length. Beats the edge

End of over 4 (5 runs) Pakistan 9/1 (RR: 2.25)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 0 (7b)
    • Nasir Jamshed 5 (11b 1x4)
    • R Rampaul 2-0-7-0
    • KAJ Roach 2-1-2-1
4.1

Roach to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, full, on the pads, pushed past midwicket for one

4.2

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, beautiful shot. Square-drive on the up. Pure. Short of a length, outside off, he presses forward, is nowhere near the pitch of the ball, but his hands do the job for him, keeping it down and placing it to the right of point

4.3

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, Roach strikes back. Timber. Goes wide of the crease, fires in a quick full delivery. There is no swing or seam on this, but Hafeez has completely missed the line. Hit plumb on the back foot before the ball ricochets onto the stumps

Mohammad Hafeez b Roach 4 (16m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

Asad Shafiq is the new man in

4.4

Roach to Asad Shafiq, no run, oh hello. Dug in short, Shafiq is not equal to it. Hit on the glove

"Is Ramdin's batting such a problem when your top 7 looks like that? He shouldn't need to bat.." Neil Thompson, the point is, they are a bowler light. A better batsman than Ramdin would free up a batting slot, or could give him slot directly to a bowler

4.5

Roach to Asad Shafiq, no run, fuller, outside off, defended to cover

4.6

Roach to Asad Shafiq, no run, short again, and he has hit the shoulder of Shafiq's bat as he defends

End of over 5 (5 runs) Pakistan 14/2 (RR: 2.80)

    • Asad Shafiq 0 (3b)
    • Nasir Jamshed 6 (12b 1x4)
    • KAJ Roach 3-1-7-2
    • R Rampaul 2-0-7-0
5.1

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a length, on off, defended off the back foot

5.2

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, no run, wide length ball, Jamshed goes after it, and is beaten

5.3

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

5.4

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, no run, on a length, defended off the back foot, just outside off

5.5

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, 1 wide, short, wide, extra bounce beats him on the cut. Called wide, though

5.5

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, no run, length ball outside off, holds its line, left alone again

5.6

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a length, pitches outside off, angles away. Left alone

End of over 6 (1 run) Pakistan 15/2 (RR: 2.50)

    • Nasir Jamshed 6 (18b 1x4)
    • Asad Shafiq 0 (3b)
    • R Rampaul 3-0-8-0
    • KAJ Roach 3-1-7-2

A short leg comes in

6.1

Roach to Asad Shafiq, OUT, the short ball has got Shafiq. Hit on the glove once, hit on the shoulder of the bat once, and now he has cut this straight to third man. Roach bounces him again, it is about shoulder high, with a short leg in place. Shafiq hasn't been leaving them alone, and the fend with a short leg in place can be dangerous. So he cuts, and cuts in the air, straight down third man's throat. Superb move to bring the short leg in

Asad Shafiq c Rampaul b Roach 0 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Misbah-ul-Haq to face an ODI ball in England for the first time

6.2

Roach to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, another bouncer. It's accurate, and not too high. It's seaming back in too. Misbah does well to drop his wrists

6.3

Roach to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

James: "Looks like Uijawal Agarwal has the answer: Charles to keep in limited overs. That allows you to play the current Top 7, plus either Sammy, or a specialist bowler (say, Tino Best, although Tino does spray around sometimes!)."

6.4

Roach to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, left alone even though it is angling back in. Misses the stumps comfortably

Neil Thompson: "P.s. it also looks doubtful that WIndies will need to use more than 3 bowlers anyway!"

Three slips and a short leg in

6.5

Roach to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, end of a wicket-maiden. Short of a length, rising towards the chest. Misbah fends with soft hands

6.6

Roach to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, angling in, hits him high on the pad. Another wicket-maiden

End of over 7 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 15/3 (RR: 2.14)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 0 (5b)
    • Nasir Jamshed 6 (18b 1x4)
    • KAJ Roach 4-2-7-3
    • R Rampaul 3-0-8-0

James: "Joy, do you want to reconsider your thoughts on Kemar Roach? Superb opening spell!"

7.1

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

7.2

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a length, outside off, pushed to cover-point

7.3

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, 2 runs, punched off the back foot, past cover-point for first runs off the bat in 19 balls

7.4

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, no run, length ball outside off, defended off the back foot

7.5

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, no run, this one swings back in a touch, and Nasir defends off the back foot

Mobashar: "The guy about Roach not completing his full quota of overs was right... he is will get all our wickets before completing his 10 overs! Very good ODI bowler, he is!"

7.6

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended off the back foot

End of over 8 (2 runs) Pakistan 17/3 (RR: 2.12)

    • Nasir Jamshed 8 (24b 1x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 0 (5b)
    • R Rampaul 4-0-10-0
    • KAJ Roach 4-2-7-3

Elliot Cornish: "Time waits for no man, except for Misbah-ul-Haq."

8.1

Roach to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, angling in, defended in front of off

8.2

Roach to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, bouncer. Outside off, Misbah ducks under it

Ian: "@James- No, Joy was right, Roach won't bowl his full ten overs, Pakistan will be all out before he gets the chance."

Two short legs in place for Misbah now

8.3

Roach to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended to cover

8.4

Roach to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, angling in from wide of the crease, defended with soft hands again

8.5

Roach to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, huge appeal for lbw. And Bravo is reviewing it. Roach is bowling from wide of the crease, but is quite full. The ball beats the inside edge, was hitting the top of the middle stump, but less than half of the ball hit him in front of the stumps

8.6

Roach to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Roach has four. Or has he? Ramdin has claimed this catch, but he is not in control of the further release of the ball. Short of a length, outside off, Misbah follows it, gets an inside edge towards the left of Ramdin who dives to catch it cleanly, but at some point between hitting the ground and getting up, he has lost the ball. Ramdin thinks he has controlled the ball for long enough, but he also needs to have a control over the further release of the ball

End of over 9 (maiden) Pakistan 17/3 (RR: 1.88)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 0 (11b)
    • Nasir Jamshed 8 (24b 1x4)
    • KAJ Roach 5-3-7-3
    • R Rampaul 4-0-10-0
9.1

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

9.2

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, short of a length, outside off, slashes at it, fortune running Pakistan's way in the last five minutes. Misbah is dropped, and Jamshed edges this wide of second slip

Elliot Cornish: "The next time Ramdin takes a clean catch he'll bring a note out."

9.3

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, 2 runs, short of a length, on off, worked to leg for two

9.4

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

9.5

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

Once again. Let me reiterate. Ramdin new he had dropped the ball, but he seemed to be of the view he had held it for long enough before dropping it. However, the law says you have to be in control of the further release of the ball

9.6

Rampaul to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended solidly

End of over 10 (6 runs) Pakistan 23/3 (RR: 2.30)

    • Nasir Jamshed 14 (30b 2x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 0 (11b)
    • R Rampaul 5-0-16-0
    • KAJ Roach 5-3-7-3

Roach continues for a sixth over

10.1

Roach to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

alan: "Catching but not catching...?! Sounds eerily like Herschel Gibb's dropping the Cup in England a few years ago when he caught well but released poorly."

10.2

Roach to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 leg bye, another lbw appeal as this one hits him in front of middle, but Misbah - stuck on the crease - has got an inside edge. Erroneously called a leg-bye

10.3

Roach to Nasir Jamshed, no run, left alone outside off, but this pitched on off and angled away. Quite a close leave

10.4

Roach to Nasir Jamshed, no run, good work from Pollard at point. This is punched square, Pollard is going to his left, but realises late he has moved too far so he sticks the right hand to prevent any runs

10.5

Roach to Nasir Jamshed, no run, driven on the up, nicely timed too, but can't beat cover

10.6

Roach to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a length, on off, defended off the back foot

End of over 11 (1 run, maiden) Pakistan 24/3 (RR: 2.18)

    • Nasir Jamshed 14 (34b 2x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 0 (13b)
    • KAJ Roach 6-4-7-3
    • R Rampaul 5-0-16-0

Bravo into the attack now

11.1

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, and Misbah is off the mark with the first non-Roach delivery he faces. Bunts a length ball into the leg side

11.2

DJ Bravo to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a length, angling in from round the stumps, defended back to him

11.3

DJ Bravo to Nasir Jamshed, no run, swinging into the pads, Jamshed drives, but misses

11.4

DJ Bravo to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, length ball, angling into the pads, at gentle pace, and is nicely clipped away past midwicket for four

11.5

DJ Bravo to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a length, holds its line outside off, left alone

11.6

DJ Bravo to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, wide length ball, driven on the up, with an open face, gets a single to deep cover

End of over 12 (6 runs) Pakistan 30/3 (RR: 2.50)

    • Nasir Jamshed 19 (39b 3x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 1 (14b)
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-6-0
    • KAJ Roach 6-4-7-3

Marlon Samuels into the attack now. A slip in place

12.1

Samuels to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, short of a length, outside leg, worked away for an easy single

12.2

Samuels to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length again, turning in, cramps him up. Defended

12.3

Samuels to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, 87ks, gradually he is getting faster and faster. Defended back to him

12.4

Samuels to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, nicely punched away past cover for two

12.5

Samuels to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short, wide, cut away to two-thirds deep point for one

12.6

Samuels to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a length, on the stumps, defended back to him

End of over 13 (4 runs) Pakistan 34/3 (RR: 2.61)

    • Nasir Jamshed 20 (41b 3x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 4 (18b)
    • MN Samuels 1-0-4-0
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-6-0

Sunil Narine into the attack

13.1

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short leg began to move before Misbah had even played. this is illegal according to the laws. Misbah was playing the paddle, Pollard got to the mis-hit, but couldn't catch it

Drunck: "DJ, (Papa) Roach, Jam, Misaq... what concert is this. Zubi zubi zubi... !hick!"

13.2

Narine to Nasir Jamshed, no run, defended off the front foot

13.3

Narine to Nasir Jamshed, no run, another defensive

13.4

Narine to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, short of a lenght, worked into the leg side for one

13.5

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, carrom ball, Misbah seems to have picked it only after pitching. Defended from the crease

13.6

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short, wide, cut away to deep point for one

End of over 14 (3 runs) Pakistan 37/3 (RR: 2.64)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 6 (21b)
    • Nasir Jamshed 21 (44b 3x4)
    • SP Narine 1-0-3-0
    • MN Samuels 1-0-4-0

Bravo is back. Samuels just bowled one over

14.1

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, length ball outside off, defended to cover

A slip is still in

14.2

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, angling in from wide of the crease, gets an inside edge onto the pad. Bravo is the only man appealing

14.3

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, length ball outside off, driven to the left of cover, but can't beat Samuels

14.4

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, into the pads, worked away square on the leg side for a couple

14.5

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, slower ball, Misbah is way early into the drive, gets a thick inside edge, but is safe

"Why is that illegal? Would have been interesting if he caught it!" James, because fielders are not allowed to move laterally until the batsman has had a chance to strike the ball

14.6

DJ Bravo to Nasir Jamshed, no run, on a length, in front of off, defended to cover

Time for a drink

End of over 15 (3 runs) Pakistan 40/3 (RR: 2.66)

    • Nasir Jamshed 21 (45b 3x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 9 (26b)
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-9-0
    • SP Narine 1-0-3-0

"Shouldn't Ramdin face retrospective disciplinary action over claiming that catch? Misunderstanding the rules or not, he should have relayed the facts immediately to the umpire" Saad, possibly he assumed the umpires knew it. I am not defending him, but just trying to think from his point of view

15.1

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short, no turn, punched to long-on

"So when slips move in anticipation of the reverse sweep, is that illegal too?" Yes, Chris, it is

15.2

Narine to Nasir Jamshed, no run, appeal for lbw, but this is pitched outside leg

A slip and a silly point in

15.3

Narine to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, flighted on off, driven to long-off for one

15.4

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, offbreak, starts outside off, defended off the back foot

15.5

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, quicker, carrom ball, Misbah is squared up in defence

15.6

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, flighted on off, defended to short midwicket

End of over 16 (2 runs) Pakistan 42/3 (RR: 2.62)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 10 (30b)
    • Nasir Jamshed 22 (47b 3x4)
    • SP Narine 2-0-5-0
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-9-0

"Move Laterally? does that mean moving in a different direction than the batsman?" ShaKi, you can move in towards the pitch but not side to side

16.1

DJ Bravo to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a lenght, on off, defended back to him

"So what is the fielder supposed to do during a switch hit, can he even go for cover? Wow!!!" Srinivas, I am merely stating the law, not agreeing with it

16.2

DJ Bravo to Nasir Jamshed, no run, driven on the up, but straight to mid-off

16.3

DJ Bravo to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, pushed wide of point for a single

It has grown a bit overcast at The Oval

16.4

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, angling in, they drop and run. Pakistan need more of this. That ball had hardly gone anywhere

"What about NZ's Brendon McCullum who caught Rahul Dravid's paddle down the leg side? He moved an age before Dravid had a chance to play the shot." Oliver, he should have been given not out

16.5

DJ Bravo to Nasir Jamshed, no run, drives on the up, but can't beat cover

16.6

DJ Bravo to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, length ball, on off, angling away, hits the outside half of the bat for a single to third man

End of over 17 (3 runs) Pakistan 45/3 (RR: 2.64)

    • Nasir Jamshed 24 (52b 3x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 11 (31b)
    • DJ Bravo 3-0-12-0
    • SP Narine 2-0-5-0

A straight short mid-off is in place to go with the slip

17.1

Narine to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, half-volley just outside off and Jamshed drives this over that short field. Inside-out he goes. First boundary since the 12th over

17.2

Narine to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short offbreak, beats the defensive push

17.3

Narine to Nasir Jamshed, no run, defended off the front foot

17.4

Narine to Nasir Jamshed, no run, left alone as this is pushed outside off

17.5

Narine to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, punched away to deep cover

Gareth: "How is this a difficult law to understand? It's to prevent fielders moving around once the batsman's taken guard. Otherwise, you could control your pull shot to square leg only to find the fielder from midwicket has jogged over there as the bowler's come in. If you're going to argue that law we may as well make it one-hand-one-bounce!"

A slip and a leg gully in

17.6

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, short and wide, cut away in front of square for a couple

End of over 18 (7 runs) Pakistan 52/3 (RR: 2.88)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 13 (32b)
    • Nasir Jamshed 29 (57b 4x4)
    • SP Narine 3-0-12-0
    • DJ Bravo 3-0-12-0

Amjad: "Thank you Sid, for a little moment I really forgot about that Pakistan were scoring under 3 an over, and had lost 3 wickets. This debate is interesting, keep it on."

18.1

DJ Bravo to Nasir Jamshed, no run, length ball, outside off, some seam away, beats the drive

"Enjoying this session of 'Test Sid'..." Neil Thompson, I am enjoying too. "I think that i could be a Test umpire, if I could get out of this place. Da da-da di di daaaa

18.2

DJ Bravo to Nasir Jamshed, no run, length ball, on the pads, defended to leg

"Does the 'no moving laterally- rule apply to keepers? I've seen numerous keepers, notably Brendon McCullum, moving laterally towards the slip cordon when anticipating a reverse sweep." Greg Wagstaff, keepers are an exception. They often follow the line of the ball even before the batsman has had a chane to play a stroke

18.3

DJ Bravo to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a length, on off, pushed back to him

18.4

DJ Bravo to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, full, on off, driven to sweeper-cover for one

The slip is out

18.5

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, on a length, pushed to the left of mid-on for a quick single

18.6

DJ Bravo to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, dropped. But Ramdin is not appealing here (sorry, this comment is a bit cruel). Drives at a ball away from the body. It is not a half-volley either. Gets an edge, to the left of Ramdin, who dives, but doesn't even reach it. So it is not even a drop

End of over 19 (3 runs) Pakistan 55/3 (RR: 2.89)

    • Nasir Jamshed 31 (62b 4x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 14 (33b)
    • DJ Bravo 4-0-15-0
    • SP Narine 3-0-12-0

Pollard into the attack now

19.1

Pollard to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, low full toss, clipped off the toes

"Hey Sid, can I move laterally while watching the game?" GermanPlayer, not until I have had a chance to commentate

19.2

Pollard to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, length ball, into the pads, nicely deflected away fine of fine leg. Run rate crosses three an over

19.3

Pollard to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, defended off the front foot this time

19.4

Pollard to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, moves across to leave this shortish delivery outside off

19.5

Pollard to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, wide length ball, pushes at it for a single to third man

19.6

Pollard to Nasir Jamshed, no run, wide length ball outside off

End of over 20 (6 runs) Pakistan 61/3 (RR: 3.05)

    • Nasir Jamshed 32 (64b 4x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 19 (37b 1x4)
    • KA Pollard 1-0-6-0
    • DJ Bravo 4-0-15-0

"Forget lateral movement. What about Chris Gayles rather fetching beard?" Nick, it is giving Ned Kelly a run for his money

20.1

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, pushed to deep cover for one

20.2

DJ Bravo to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, pushed to mid-on

20.3

DJ Bravo to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, on the pads, short of a length, worked away for a single

20.4

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full, middle and off, clipped off the toes after moving across

20.5

DJ Bravo to Nasir Jamshed, no run, defended to cover

"I might move laterally (to the BBC Sport commentary) if my emails keep being ignored!!" Andrew, I'll no-ball you in that case

20.6

DJ Bravo to Nasir Jamshed, no run, driven on the up, nicely so, but can't beat cover

End of over 21 (3 runs) Pakistan 64/3 (RR: 3.04)

    • Nasir Jamshed 33 (68b 4x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 21 (39b 1x4)
    • DJ Bravo 5-0-18-0
    • KA Pollard 1-0-6-0

A slip still in

21.1

Pollard to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah has moved across and missed the line, but thankfully for him it is headed down leg

21.2

Pollard to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, wide outside off, left alone

21.3

Pollard to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, moves across to defend this off the front foot

21.4

Pollard to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, that would have been a wide had he not cut this to deep point for one. Fifty for the partnership

21.5

Pollard to Nasir Jamshed, no run, slower ball, pushed to point. Nasir wants one, but is sent back

21.6

Pollard to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, short of a length, pitched outside leg, worked to deep midwicket for one

End of over 22 (2 runs) Pakistan 66/3 (RR: 3.00)

    • Nasir Jamshed 34 (70b 4x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 22 (43b 1x4)
    • KA Pollard 2-0-8-0
    • DJ Bravo 5-0-18-0

"Can we have a picture of the 'lucky parents' son!" Zuch, not yet. But we will have it in as soon as we can

Roach is back now

22.1

Roach to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, wide of the crease, on the pads, clipped away for one

22.2

Roach to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, on off, defended off the back foot

James: "21.3: Run rate crosses 3 again. This time back down."

22.3

Roach to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, angling in, defended with an open face

Ahad: "Freeze this moment in time; Misbah's strike rate is higher than Jamshed! I think latter should just retire in embarassement."

22.4

Roach to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended to point

Just got this from Andy Zaltzman: "If you think Gayle's beard is giving Ned Kelly a run for his money, wait until you see his new helmet and chest guard." Wouldn't he have fancied facing Thommo and Lee with that arrmour

22.5

Roach to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

22.6

Roach to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, tucked away off the hip for one

End of over 23 (2 runs) Pakistan 68/3 (RR: 2.95)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 23 (48b 1x4)
    • Nasir Jamshed 35 (71b 4x4)
    • KAJ Roach 7-4-9-3
    • KA Pollard 2-0-8-0
23.1

Pollard to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, wide of the crease, angling in, defended off the front foot

23.2

Pollard to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, tuk, tuk, tuk, tuk, tuk, bang, tuk, tuk, tuk, tuk. Oh Misbah we love you for that. Out of the blue, he makes up his mind that this length ball has to go. And go it does. Over long-off for a clean six

23.3

Pollard to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, and back to defending

23.4

Pollard to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, slower ball, Misbah moves across and gloves this around the corner

23.5

Pollard to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, tucked away off the hip

23.6

Pollard to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, defended off the front foot, but wide of cover

End of over 24 (9 runs) Pakistan 77/3 (RR: 3.20)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 31 (53b 1x4 1x6)
    • Nasir Jamshed 36 (72b 4x4)
    • KA Pollard 3-0-17-0
    • KAJ Roach 7-4-9-3
24.1

Roach to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short of a length, angling in, tucked away for one

24.2

Roach to Nasir Jamshed, no run, length ball, outside off, pushed back to Roach

Hammad: "The jokes on Misbah's strike rate are getting really ineffective now, especially considering that his ODI strike rate is higher than Muhammad Hafeez, Nasir Jamshed and Imran Farhat."

24.3

Roach to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, short, angling away, Jamshed throws his arms at it, gets a thick edge fine of third man for four

"regarding the Rahul Dravid - B McCullum catch - you said keepers are an exception to the lateral movement rule, so then why should that one be given not out ? here is the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8PRfbCBdgQ" Apologies Akshay, I thought McCullum was not keeping

24.4

Roach to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, tucked away off the hip again

24.5

Roach to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full and wide, driven to deep cover

24.6

Roach to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a length, angling towards the off stump, defended to cover

End of over 25 (7 runs) Pakistan 84/3 (RR: 3.36)

    • Nasir Jamshed 41 (76b 5x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 33 (55b 1x4 1x6)
    • KAJ Roach 8-4-16-3
    • KA Pollard 3-0-17-0
25.1

Pollard to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, opens the face on it, gets a single to third man

25.2

Pollard to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, punched to deep point

For those still wondering if Gayle is going to unleash new protective gear, Andy expands on it. He meant Ned Kelly's protective gear. "This is the future of cricket gear"

25.3

Pollard to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, driven to deep cover

25.4

Pollard to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, angling away, driven to sweeper-cover again

25.5

Pollard to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short of a length, from really wide of the crease, punched away to deep cover for another single

25.6

Pollard to Nasir Jamshed, no run, nicely clipped away, but can't beat short midwicket

End of over 26 (5 runs) Pakistan 89/3 (RR: 3.42)

    • Nasir Jamshed 43 (79b 5x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 36 (58b 1x4 1x6)
    • KA Pollard 4-0-22-0
    • KAJ Roach 8-4-16-3

"@Hammad: Nasir jamshed's strike is 85.95 whereas that of Misbah is 74.27. How exactly is Misbah's ODI strike rate more than that of Nasir Jamshed? @Sid: Sleeping, are we?" Ryan, I am a better umpire than a statistician

26.1

Samuels to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short, wide, cut away to deep cover

"What does tuk, tuk, tuk, tuk mean?" Malb, "tuk" is the sound the bat makes when you block

26.2

Samuels to Nasir Jamshed, no run, defended to mid-off

"Are those dents in the new gear from Kemar Roach bouncers?" James, that was Vinay Kumar in the IPL nets

26.3

Samuels to Nasir Jamshed, no run, another defensive shot

Sammy on as substitute

26.4

Samuels to Nasir Jamshed, 2 runs, played around the corner on the leg side

26.5

Samuels to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, defended wide of cover

Dar: "@Ryan, i think @hammad is talking about Todays match"

26.6

Samuels to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short of a length, widish, punched away to deep cover

End of over 27 (5 runs) Pakistan 94/3 (RR: 3.48)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 38 (60b 1x4 1x6)
    • Nasir Jamshed 46 (83b 5x4)
    • MN Samuels 2-0-9-0
    • KA Pollard 4-0-22-0

Narine is back

27.1

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flighted on off, pushed down the ground for one

27.2

Narine to Nasir Jamshed, no run, flighted offbreak, solidly defended

27.3

Narine to Nasir Jamshed, no run, quicker and flatter, defended to cover

27.4

Narine to Nasir Jamshed, no run, on a length, on off, turning away, pushed to cover

"Sid, would that be the Vinay Kumar who bowls at 147k's (per the IPL speed gun, anyway)?" Yes James, the same Vinay who bowls great balls of fire

27.5

Narine to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, pushed wide of point for one

27.6

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Misbah is trying the reverse-sweep, and the slip is moving to his right even before he has struck the ball. The fielders needed to be warned for this. Placed wide of the slip at any rate, and he gets four for it

End of over 28 (6 runs) Pakistan 100/3 (RR: 3.57)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 43 (62b 2x4 1x6)
    • Nasir Jamshed 47 (87b 5x4)
    • SP Narine 4-0-18-0
    • MN Samuels 2-0-9-0

Gareth: "Rahul Dravid should have been not out !, not because Brendan McCullum moved but check out the slip, he ran with McCullum !"

28.1

Samuels to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven to deep cover

28.2

Samuels to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full, on off, worked to leg for one

28.3

Samuels to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, worked wide of mid-on for another single

28.4

Samuels to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, worked into the leg side for one

Vinay Sachinist: "Illegal stunner by Van Jaarsveld, here's the link"

28.5

Samuels to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a length, outside off, pushed to point

28.6

Samuels to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, fifty for Jamshed. Important innings. Pakistan have recovered well. Cut away to deep point

End of over 29 (5 runs) Pakistan 105/3 (RR: 3.62)

    • Nasir Jamshed 50 (91b 5x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 45 (64b 2x4 1x6)
    • MN Samuels 3-0-14-0
    • SP Narine 4-0-18-0
29.1

Narine to Nasir Jamshed, no run, fullish, on the pads, defended to leg

29.2

Narine to Nasir Jamshed, OUT, Jamshed has thrown it away. This is not what Pakistan do. I think he is trying to drive this inside-out over cover, but he hasn't reached the pitch of the ball and ends up lobbing it to Rampaul at long-off

Nasir Jamshed c Rampaul b Narine 50 (127m 93b 5x4 0x6) SR: 53.76

Shoaib Malik is the new man in. Misbah is on strike, though. The slip comes back in

29.3

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, carrom ball, short of a length, defended back to him

29.4

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, punched away to deep point

29.5

Narine to Shoaib Malik, OUT, soft dismissal. Golden duck. good field placement, though. Hard hands by Malik as the ball dips on him, he fails to keep it down and Bravo takes the catch at short midwicket

Shoaib Malik c DJ Bravo b Narine 0 (4m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

A slip, a gully and a short leg in

29.6

Narine to Kamran Akmal, no run, quick carrom ball, beats the edge, Ramdin whips the bails off. We go to the third umpire, but Akmal is safe

"The relevant law is 41(7) and states that "Any significant movement by any fielder after the ball comes into play, and before the ball reaches the striker, is unfair. In the event of such unfair movement, either umpire shall call and signal Dead ball. Note also the provisions of Law 42.4 (Deliberate attempt to distract striker)." Hence, only if the movement is "significant and unfair" would the wicket not count. In other words, lateral movement is allowed as long as it is not by a large amount. Are you going to admit your error now?" Rohan, moving from slip to leg slip is significant. Here is the definition of siginificant movement: "Definition of significant movement(a) For close fielders anything other than minor adjustments to stance or position in relation to the striker is significant."

End of over 30 (1 run) Pakistan 106/5 (RR: 3.53)

    • Kamran Akmal 0 (1b)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 46 (66b 2x4 1x6)
    • SP Narine 5-0-19-2
    • MN Samuels 3-0-14-0
30.1

Samuels to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, tries the reverse-paddle, but is beaten and is hit on the body

30.2

Samuels to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, shortish, flat, defended from the crease

30.3

Samuels to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, fired into the pads, worked away for a single

30.4

Samuels to Kamran Akmal, no run, tries the orthodox paddle, is beaten, and is hit on the body

30.5

Samuels to Kamran Akmal, no run, defended back to Samuels

30.6

Samuels to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, short, on off, cut away to deep point

End of over 31 (2 runs) Pakistan 108/5 (RR: 3.48)

    • Kamran Akmal 1 (4b)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 47 (69b 2x4 1x6)
    • MN Samuels 4-0-16-0
    • SP Narine 5-0-19-2

ABJ: "@Rohan - When you are a close in fielder even a movement of couple of feet could be significant and result in a wicket which would be unfair to the batsman."

31.1

Narine to Kamran Akmal, no run, offbreak, short, punched back to him

Andrew: "The purpose of the law is to prevent fielders moving from one position to another to confuse the batsman while the ball is being delivered. It is not intended to prevent fielders anticipating a batsman's shot."

31.2

Narine to Kamran Akmal, no run, flighted, full, on off, defended back to him

observer: "The lateral movement is relative. Fine leg moving 3m to his left is not significant whereas legslip moving that much would be."

31.3

Narine to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, short, on off, cut away to deep point

Shen: "When was the last time Misbah's strike rate was higher than the top 5 players of the side!"

31.4

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flighted outside off, pushed wide of the diving short midwicket for one

Bamber: "Early movement may be against the rules but with the advent of the reverse sweep and switch hit, the rules need changing. Dwayne Bravo is a master at anticipating these shots and getting in place. The game evolves and so should the rules."

31.5

Narine to Kamran Akmal, OUT, carrom ball. Akmal has not picked it, and has edged it. It is short, Akmal thinks he can cut it, but he is playing for the offbreak, and thus ends up edging it off the lower part of the bat

Kamran Akmal c †Ramdin b Narine 2 (12m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Amir: "@Shen, when was the last time Misbah came to bat when Pakistan was not under pressure. Give the guy a break."

Wahab Riaz is the new man in. A slip and a gully in

31.6

Narine to Wahab Riaz, no run, another carrom ball, Wahab hasn't read it, and has nearly edged it

End of over 32 (2 runs) Pakistan 110/6 (RR: 3.43)

    • Wahab Riaz 0 (1b)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 48 (70b 2x4 1x6)
    • SP Narine 6-0-21-3
    • MN Samuels 4-0-16-0

"So that means Rahul WAS out in that video? the slip didn't impact the wicket so his movement cant be deemed "unfair" correct?" Ryan, my interpretation is the same. Meanwhile Roach comes back

32.1

Roach to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Misbah brings up his fifty with a stylish cut. This is short and wide, but he has to beat third man who is quite square. he does that, and beats the point fielder inside the circle too

32.2

Roach to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short of a length, angling in, hits the inside half of the bat for one

32.3

Roach to Wahab Riaz, no run, short of a length, angling in towards middle and leg, extra bounce hits the high part of the bat

That short ball has brought in a short leg

32.4

Roach to Wahab Riaz, no run, short of a length, wide outside off, left alone

32.5

Roach to Wahab Riaz, no run, short of a length outside off, he lets it be again

32.6

Roach to Wahab Riaz, 2 runs, short of a length, but too straight, and he gets inside its line to tuck it away to fine leg

End of over 33 (7 runs) Pakistan 117/6 (RR: 3.54)

    • Wahab Riaz 2 (5b)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 53 (72b 3x4 1x6)
    • KAJ Roach 9-4-23-3
    • SP Narine 6-0-21-3

Samuels now

33.1

Samuels to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, on a length, on off, defended off the back foot

james: "This lateral movement convo is one really for the cricket nerds.. god bless cricinfo"

33.2

Samuels to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short of a length, into the pads, worked away for one

33.3

Samuels to Wahab Riaz, no run, full, on off, defended back to the bowler

33.4

Samuels to Wahab Riaz, no run, short of a length, on off, defended back to him

33.5

Samuels to Wahab Riaz, no run, length ball, into the pads, defended back to him

33.6

Samuels to Wahab Riaz, no run, defended to cover

End of over 34 (1 run) Pakistan 118/6 (RR: 3.47)

    • Wahab Riaz 2 (9b)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 54 (74b 3x4 1x6)
    • MN Samuels 5-0-17-0
    • KAJ Roach 9-4-23-3

Vishwa: "Even Rahul Dravid wouldn't have pondered over that dismissal as you guys are doing now :P !!"

Roach to bowl out just before the Powerplay

34.1

Roach to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended

34.2

Roach to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, punched away to the left of deep point for two

34.3

Roach to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short of a length, rising towards the chest, fended away into the leg side for a single

A slip, a short leg and a leg gully in

34.4

Roach to Wahab Riaz, no run, short of a length, into the ribs, fended away, but it bounces short of leg gully

34.5

Roach to Wahab Riaz, 2 runs, short of a length, on off, pushed to the right of deep cover for two

34.6

Roach to Wahab Riaz, no run, short of a length, into the pads, a defensive push ends Roach's superb work for the day: 10-4-28-3... should have been four but for Ramdin. And cameras

End of over 35 (5 runs) Pakistan 123/6 (RR: 3.51)

    • Wahab Riaz 4 (12b)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 57 (77b 3x4 1x6)
    • KAJ Roach 10-4-28-3
    • MN Samuels 5-0-17-0

Powerplay is on. Rampaul is back. He kisses his necklace before running in. We still have a slip

35.1

Rampaul to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short of a length, worked into the leg side for one

Jerry: "Good captaincy from Misbah. He knows Pakistan is at its most dangerous when they have a small target to defend..."

35.2

Rampaul to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, too straight, worked to deep square leg for one

35.3

Rampaul to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, dabbed away to third man for one

35.4

Rampaul to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, another dab to third man

Wahab has been warned for running on the wicket

35.5

Rampaul to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended from the crease

35.6

Rampaul to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short of a length, just outside off, pushed to deep cover for one

End of over 36 (5 runs) Pakistan 128/6 (RR: 3.55)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 60 (81b 3x4 1x6)
    • Wahab Riaz 6 (14b)
    • R Rampaul 6-0-21-0
    • KAJ Roach 10-4-28-3

Bravo to bowl round the stumps

36.1

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, Wahab is run out for backing up too far. Slower ball, on off, driven hard and back down the ground. Bravo stretches out to try to field, and gets a touch on it. The ball hits the stumps at the non-striker's end, and Riaz is well out. Please don't call this unfortunate. If you are backing up, you are open to consequences

Wahab Riaz run out 6 (19m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

36.2

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, leg-side full toss, hit straight to square leg. What a miss

36.3

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, another full toss, inside-edged onto the pads

36.4

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, slower ball, pushed wide of long-on, comes back for a second

36.5

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full toss, and driven to long-on for just the one

36.6

DJ Bravo to Saeed Ajmal, no run, short of a length, angling across him, left alone

End of over 37 (3 runs) Pakistan 131/7 (RR: 3.54)

    • Saeed Ajmal 0 (1b)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 63 (86b 3x4 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 6-0-21-0
    • R Rampaul 6-0-21-0
37.1

Rampaul to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, pushed wide of cover for a single

A slip, wide slip and a leg gully in

37.2

Rampaul to Saeed Ajmal, 1 wide, Rampaul bowls the expected bouncer, but this is to high and called a wide

37.2

Rampaul to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, length ball, on off, defended wide of cover for one

37.3

Rampaul to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full, into the pads, the fine leg is up, but Roach there makes a diving save to keep them down to one

Jon Tennison: "I've been run out twice backing up by straight drives from the same batsman in my team. He felt as bad as I did!"

37.4

Rampaul to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, short of a length, into the body, worked away for one

37.5

Rampaul to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, Ajmal is run out. heaved away straight to Pollard at midwicket, Ajmal wants one, but Misbah doesn't want it, and Ajmal is caught in the middle of the wicket

Saeed Ajmal run out 2 (8m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Junaid Khan is the new man in

37.6

Rampaul to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good bouncer from Rampaul. Gets towards Misbah's throat, who is late into the pull, but the mis-hit doesn't carry to midwicket

Ali: "I don't have much sympathy with being run out backing up, but it's interesting how if you back up you accept the consequences, but if you don't back up, you get roundly criticised for being dozy and for "poor cricket". One of the game's little ways I suppose."

End of over 38 (5 runs) Pakistan 136/8 (RR: 3.57)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 65 (90b 3x4 1x6)
    • Junaid Khan 0 (0b)
    • R Rampaul 7-0-26-0
    • DJ Bravo 6-0-21-0

Narine comes back. A slip, a gully and a short leg

38.1

Narine to Junaid Khan, no run, beats him with the carrom ball, but doesn't get the edge

38.2

Narine to Junaid Khan, no run, defended off the front foot

38.3

Narine to Junaid Khan, no run, tossed up, middle and leg, blocked towards mid-on

38.4

Narine to Junaid Khan, no run, another forward-defensive

Auxxon: "@ Jon Tennison: Maybe should've learn't your lesson after the first time it happened?"

38.5

Narine to Junaid Khan, no run, and he defends off the front foot again

38.6

Narine to Junaid Khan, no run, carrom ball, hits the outside half of a defensive bat

End of over 39 (maiden) Pakistan 136/8 (RR: 3.48)

    • Junaid Khan 0 (6b)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 65 (90b 3x4 1x6)
    • SP Narine 7-1-21-3
    • R Rampaul 7-0-26-0

West Indies need to either take two wickets or bowl 11 overs in the next 28 minutes

39.1

Rampaul to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah backs away, comes back, Rampaul stays straight, and Misbah defends

39.2

Rampaul to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, backs away far, Rampaul stays short of a length and straight. Misbah is beaten on the cut

39.3

Rampaul to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, towards the chest, pulled away, but straight to mid-on

Deepanath: "Regarding backing up , you need to be way outside with the stretched bat in crease.. no one call u lousy and is safe"

39.4

Rampaul to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, bouncer, beats Misbah's hook, who is backing away to make room

"This innings is falling apart faster than flat pack furniture I "put up"!" James, good job you are not naming the brand

39.5

Rampaul to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short of a length, rising towards the rib cage, dabbed away towards third man for one

justin: "Backing up should be like walking in. Your not trying to be half way down the track when the ball is let go but you do want to be a few steps and ready to take off quickly. If the ball is hit straight back you should be able to react quick enough and ground your bat in the crease."

39.6

Rampaul to Junaid Khan, no run, on a length, outside off, pushed with an open face

End of over 40 (1 run) Pakistan 137/8 (RR: 3.42)

    • Junaid Khan 0 (7b)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 66 (95b 3x4 1x6)
    • R Rampaul 8-0-27-0
    • SP Narine 7-1-21-3

Saif: "What you really mean to say, Sid, is that WI need to get Junaid and Irfan soon. There is no way Misbah's getting out today!"

Bravo comes back

40.1

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, length ball, heaved towards long-on for one

AP: "Everyone should learn from Raina to how to backing up. he streches a lot and be ready to run both sides"

Bravo goes over the stumps

40.2

DJ Bravo to Junaid Khan, no run, short of a length, rising towards the chest, Junaid drops his wrists on it

"If getting out backing up too far is accepted, then why is Mankad criticized?" Sriram, that's hypocrisy

40.3

DJ Bravo to Junaid Khan, OUT, Gayle, you beauty. Slower offcutter, Junaid sees a flighted delivery and can't hold himself back. The edge seems it is flying over slip, but Gayle takes a couple of steps back and takes it overhead and behind his body. Superb catch. As he is falling down, he makes sure he doesn't land on his elbow, which can make the ball pop out

Junaid Khan c Gayle b DJ Bravo 0 (11m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Mohammad Irfan is the last man in

40.4

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Irfan, no run, yorker for the man on the ladder. Somehow, Irfan gets his bat down in time

40.5

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Irfan, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

Goes round the stumps. Two slips and a short leg in

40.6

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Irfan, no run, bouncer, angling away, he sways out of its line

End of over 41 (1 run) Pakistan 138/9 (RR: 3.36)

    • Mohammad Irfan 0 (3b)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 67 (96b 3x4 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 7-0-22-1
    • R Rampaul 8-0-27-0

Narine comes back. No slip for Misbah

41.1

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, defended back to him

41.2

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, on the pads, deflected to short fine leg

41.3

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fired into the pads, deflected to short fine again

41.4

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, looks to sweep this, beaten

41.5

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, carrom ball, short of a length, defended off the back foot

41.6

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flighted on off, keeps the strike with a single into the leg side

End of over 42 (1 run) Pakistan 139/9 (RR: 3.30)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 68 (102b 3x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Irfan 0 (3b)
    • SP Narine 8-1-22-3
    • DJ Bravo 7-0-22-1

Stays round the stumps

42.1

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, slower ball, outside off, drilled to long-on, but Misbah doesn't take the single

42.2

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, full toss on the pads, Misbah moves inside it, and smacks this to fine leg for four

42.3

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, drilled to long-on and another single is turned down

42.4

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, driven to mid-off, and this time they take the single. two balls for Irfan to negotiate

Mazher Arshad: "Misbah-ul-Haq (446 runs) now has second most ODI runs this year, he is behind Ian Bell (491 runs). Misbah's average this year is 55.25 and Strike Rate 74.30"

42.5

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Irfan, no run, slower ball, Irfan is beaten as he defends outside off

42.6

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Irfan, no run, and Irfan survives. Pushed to the left of point, but Misbah doesn't take the single and keeps strike

End of over 43 (5 runs) Pakistan 144/9 (RR: 3.34)

    • Mohammad Irfan 0 (5b)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 73 (106b 4x4 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 8-0-27-1
    • SP Narine 8-1-22-3
43.1

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Misbah makes room and sweeps even though Narine has followed him. He hasn't got all of it, but has beaten deep midwicket to his right

Superb stat from Mazher: "Misbah-ul-Haq has broken record of Imran Khan's 72 - the highest ODI score by a Pakistan batsman aged above 39. Imran scored it in World Cup Final. "

43.2

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, defended back to him

43.3

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, backs away, Narine tosses it up, and he ends up defending

43.4

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, punched to deep point, and he refuses the single

waqarahmad: "congrats Misbah for registering first cowan of the tournament"

43.5

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Irfan is nearly run out. he wants a single but the ball is hit straight to short fine leg. But he makes it back in time

43.6

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah makes room to try to get a single, but he is cramped for room, and Irfan has to face now

End of over 44 (4 runs) Pakistan 148/9 (RR: 3.36)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 77 (112b 5x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Irfan 0 (5b)
    • SP Narine 9-1-26-3
    • DJ Bravo 8-0-27-1

Rampaul comes back. Two slips in time

44.1

Rampaul to Mohammad Irfan, 1 run, short of a length, on off, dabbed away past that second slip for one

44.2

Rampaul to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, backs away to try to hit it to leg, Rampaul bowls the slower ball, and Misbah changes the shot to place it past cover-point for two

44.3

Rampaul to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, what a shot. Misbah has smoked this. Misbah moves across and sets himself up. Rampaul bowls length on off, and he has drilled it over long-off for a six. Fifteen short of a hundred now

44.4

Rampaul to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, low full toss. Yorker gone wrong. Dug out to leg, thinks he can take two, but when he sees the fielder approaching he turns down the one too

44.5

Rampaul to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 wide, Misbah backs away, Rampaul follows him, Misbah moves back, and gets a wide

44.5

Rampaul to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full, on the toes, clipped away to deep midwicket for one

Now Irfan needs to block one

44.6

Rampaul to Mohammad Irfan, no run, short of a length. Dead-batted. A huge cheer goes around at The Oval

End of over 45 (11 runs) Pakistan 159/9 (RR: 3.53)

    • Mohammad Irfan 1 (7b)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 86 (116b 5x4 2x6)
    • R Rampaul 9-0-38-0
    • SP Narine 9-1-26-3

From Mazher again: "Most ODI Sixes this year: Brendon McCullum (16), Misbah-ul-Haq (11), MS Dhoni, Eoin Morgan, Shahid Afridi (10)"

45.1

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, quick, Misbah stays in the crease and defends

45.2

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, Misbah gets six more. Down the wicket to a flighted delivery and lofts it over long-on. Not the best of the timed shots, but he has done enough to beat the man at long-on

45.3

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, backs away, but ends up defending a flat delivery

45.4

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, angling into the pads, deflected to short fine, but doesn't take one

45.5

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, short, flat, punched away wide of long-on for a two that takes him to his personal best

45.6

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, carrom ball, Misbah picks it late, ends up defending it back to him

It's 2.02pm in London already. West Indies four overs short. They badly need a wicket

End of over 46 (8 runs) Pakistan 167/9 (RR: 3.63)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 94 (122b 5x4 3x6)
    • Mohammad Irfan 1 (7b)
    • SP Narine 10-1-34-3
    • R Rampaul 9-0-38-0

Bravo comes back

46.1

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Irfan, 1 run, slower ball outside off, he pushed it to the left of point to take the single that cheers up the Pakistani contingent in the stands

Pete: "@waqarahmad, while the first hundred balls were cowan-speed (by one day standards), it's not really a cowan anymore if he scores a hundred."

46.2

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full toss wasted. It was on the pads, he tried to smack it to leg, got an inside edge, but the fine leg is fine, and keeps them down to one. He just ran with the shot here, and was surprised that fine leg was fine

46.3

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Irfan, no run, bouncer, rises only chest high, but he fends at it, and is hit on the glove. No short leg in, though

46.4

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Irfan, no run, solid defensive as he pitches this short of a length. Another cheer from the stands

46.5

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Irfan, no run, bouncer, does well to get it head high. Irfan is beaten on the fend

A gully comes in, but no short leg. A short cover too

46.6

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Irfan, no run, slower ball, Irfan defends, is beaten on the outside edge. Misbah gets another shot at the hundred and a fighting total

End of over 47 (2 runs) Pakistan 169/9 (RR: 3.59)

    • Mohammad Irfan 2 (12b)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 95 (123b 5x4 3x6)
    • DJ Bravo 9-0-29-1
    • SP Narine 10-1-34-3

Rampaul gets a change of ends. He has famously denied Tendulkar a hundred when the latter was on 95

47.1

Rampaul to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah backs away, Rampaul follows him, he tucks it to fine leg, but doesn't take the one

47.2

Rampaul to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets inside the line to tuck this shortish ball away to leg, but another single has been turned down

47.3

Rampaul to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, makes room, Rampaul stays short of a length, he cuts, but finds Bravo at cover-point

47.4

Rampaul to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, pulled away to the left of fine leg, but they get just the one. Two balls for Irfan to face

A short leg and wide slip

47.5

Rampaul to Mohammad Irfan, no run, bouncer, just outside off, easily sways out of its line

"@Pete- That's simply the perfect jinx. What have you got against Misbah?" Ian, you are trying the reverse-jinx, I see.

A gully comes in

47.6

Rampaul to Mohammad Irfan, OUT, Rampaul, you century-denier, you. The perfect short ball, towards Irfan's chest, he can't get out of its way, and gloves it up in the air. Taken nonchalantly at that short leg. Spare a thought for Misbah. Irfan fought hard to help his captain, and is gutted

Mohammad Irfan c DJ Bravo b Rampaul 2 (31m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

West Indies are 12 minutes too slow, but they have done superbly with the ball after putting Pakistan in. Bowled out for just 170, are Pakistan. Misbah scored 96 of them, the second-highest percentage of a team total of a completed innings for Pakistan. West Indies have done well by not pulling their foot off the paddle, and have reaped the rewards. We will be back with the chase around 2.40pm

End of over 48 (1 run) Pakistan 170/10 (RR: 3.54)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 96 (127b 5x4 3x6)
    • R Rampaul 10-0-39-1
    • DJ Bravo 9-0-29-1
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